Bengaluru: Indian Railways, which has been at the forefront of helping people in the ongoing covid crisis, has now deployed 4000 coaches with 64000 beds across the country. 

These coaches are placed at railway stations across the country.

It has to be noted that it was last year that the railway ministry began converting railway coaches into isolation units as the virus first broke out in India. 

Now as the second wave peaks, the railways has begun to put them back in use. 

Earlier, it was reported that the governments of Maharashtra and many such states have sought the positioning of these coaches in these stations to meet the treatment of the patients. 

As per an Economic Times report, in Delhi alone, 50 coaches with 800 beds are deployed at Shakurbasti station, where four patients are currently admitted, while 25 coaches with 400 beds are stationed at Anand Vihar Termina. 

Railways starts Oxygen Express: 

At a time when people across the country are gasping for breath, Indian Railways started what’s called Oxygen Express. These trains are supplying oxygen to all parts of the country, thereby lessening the crisis to a great extent. 

To facilitate easy and smooth transport of oxygen across the country, a Green Corridor was also created. This only ensures fast movement of Oxygen Express trains and secure supply of medical oxygen in bulk and rapidly to patients.

On Sunday (April 18), Western Railway had held a trial at Boisar, where a loaded tanker was placed on a flat wagon, and all the required measurements were taken.

Road tanker T1618 with a height of 3320 mm was found to be feasible to be placed on flat wagons with a height of 1290 mm, taking into account the size of Road Over Bridges and Over Head Equipment at specific locations.